Independence Hall Tower
Overall: 9 3/4 x 4 x 3 7/8 in. ( 24.8 x 10.2 x 9.8 cm )
Cast iron semi-mechanical bank representing Independence Hall, with bell tower and red painted base; architectural details of windows, columns, and clocks cast on sides; cast eagles balanced on railing under bell tower; cast inscription on base; slot (for coins) just under second tier; bell hangs in bell tower, and can be manually rung.
Bequest of Laura Harding
cast: on base: "INDEPENDENCE HALL/TOWER."
cast: on base: "PROCLAIM LIBERTY/THROUGHOUT THE LAND"
cast: on base: "1776 CENTENNIAL 1876/BANK"
cast: on base: "TO ALL THE INHABITANTS/THEREOF BUILT 1729"
impressed: on base: "MADE BY/ENTERPRISE/MFG CO. PHILA./PATD SEPT 21, 75"
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